Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983
13 March-19 July. Rome's Gagosian Gallery presents Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983, an exhibition by the late American abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler (1928- 2011).
Regarded as one of America's great 20th-century painters, Frankenthaler rose to prominence in the post-war period with her large-scale abstract expressionist paintings.
Her subsequent work embraced Color Field, a style of abstract painting inspired by European modernism and characterised primarily by large fields of flat, solid colour stained into the canvas.
The Rome exhibition, organised in parallel with a display of Frankenthaler's work at the upcoming Venice Biennale, comprises 12 paintings spanning 1974 and 1983, all of which were inspired by the sea.
For full details see gallery website.
Image: Shippan Point: Twilight, 1980, © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.